2018

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Annual Pony Express Re-ride will travel from Old Sacramento, California, to St. Joseph, Missouri, stops at Scotts Bluff National Monument and Chimney Rock

SCOTTSBLUFF — It only lasted about 1½ years, but it made an indelible mark on the history of the American West. It was the Pony Express.Read More

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It Was A Look Back In Time This Past Weekend In Fairbury

FAIRBURY –   History came alive this past weekend in Fairbury giving people a chance to look back in time.   Rock Creek Trail Days was held at Rock Creek Station State Historical Park, which sits southeast of Fairbury in Jefferson County. Read More …. 

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Events at Scotts Bluff

June 27: approximately 5:30 p.m., Pony Express Re-rideE Read More ….

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Ficklin Springs Pony Express marker

The Pony Express operated from April 1860 to November 1861, carrying mail by horseback on a 10-day, 1,966-mile relay between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California. Continue Reading

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Pony Express Museum in Gothenburg remains a visitor destination after 158 years

Jan Gill, great-granddaughter of the original owner of the Upper 96 Ranch near Gothenburg, Nebraska, where the Samuel Machette Pony Express cabin was originally located, says she feels “grateful and blessed that our family has had the opportunity to honor and preserve a portion of our nation’s history.   Read More … 

2017

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Pony Express Riders collect and transport holiday mail

COZAD, Neb. —  Pony Express Riders acted as specially-appointed mail couriers once again – this time for the holidays. Members of the Central Nebraska Pony Express Association gathered at Cozad’s Wilson Public Library to carry two special bags to Gothenburg for a Christmas card ride.   Read More …

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Pony Express Christmas Card Ride is Saturday – Cozad, NE

The Central Nebraska Pony Express will make its seventh-annual Christmas Card Ride on Saturday. Read More …

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Prepare for Christmas like the pioneers

GERING, Neb. – Christmas is coming. What better way to start preparations than the way our ancestors did in the nineteenth century. Scotts Bluff National Monument, Legacy of the Plains Museum, Chimney Rock National Historic Site and the Melbeta Post Office will be hosting a variety of activities that evoke Christmases of the past on … Continued

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Rock Creek Station

History about  Rock Creek Station in NE   Read More…

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Westward Ho: Pony Express re-ride travels through Dawson County

It has been 157 years since the first Pony Express riders raced across the country, and Americans are still enthralled with the history of it. Nothing quite says ‘Old West’ like the Pony Express. Read More …